Pastor Keith Getz Welcomes you to St. JamesWelcome to St. James Lutheran Church.  We are a traditional and conservative Christian community, who strive to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in all that we do.  We are grounded in Holy Scripture and the Church Fathers, shaped by the Augsburg Confessions, and transformed by Jesus Christ.  We invite you to “come and see” the presence of Jesus Christ and experience his life changing love and amazing grace. 

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Keith Getz
St. James Lutheran Church – Sumter, SC




Richard 'Dick' Rasamussen, 2018 SJLC Congregational PresidentSt. James Lutheran Church is a warm and welcoming community of faith; living in grace from God and grace for each other.  As you look at these pages, I hope you get a sense of all that God is doing among us. 

We have a vibrant music program and dynamic worship services. There is a wonderful school providing Christian education and after school and holiday care. But mostly we have people full of joy and laughter and hope, living in the grace of God.  We warmly invite you to join our family of faith.

If you want to know more about St. James, or if we can assist you in any way, please speak to Pastor Keith or any member of our congregation council.

Welcome in Christ's Name,

Richard "Dick" Rasmussen
St James Lutheran Church Council President


Founded 1890
Vision We are one body, growing in faith, where all are welcome and Jesus is Lord.
Pastor The Rev. Keith Getz
Members 137 Baptized; 130 Confirmed, 10 Sunday School attendees. Our average Sunday worship attendance Pre-COVID-19 was 75 members (2020). We are part of the Midlands Conference 6 of the South Carolina Synod (150+ congregations, 52,000 Baptized Members) and in Region 9 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) with 3.4 million members, 65 Synods, 8 Seminaries, 26 affiliated colleges or universities and 9,091 congregations in the 50 states, Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Location 1137 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 - (Get a map here)
Services Interim Revised Sunday Worship at 9:00am & 11:00am; Adult Sunday School 9:45 am to 10:30 am; Children's SS Suspended UFN. See COVID-19 Updates in News Section
[Suspended: A Nursery is provided every Sunday from 9:45am to 12:00pm. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday morning service. A Communion Service is held every Wednesday at 12:00 noon]. Click here for our Visitor's Guide To Worship.
Facilities Situated on five acres, our facilities include the main Sanctuary, an educational wing, Fellowship Hall, and a comprehensive Library. Plenty of parking, too. Photos are available under the ABOUT tab above.
Yes, wheelchair accessible.
Membership & ministries growing, facilities recently expanded.
Programs We offer dozens of different ways you can get involved in our faith community. We have activities to suit every preference and a variety of interests. We invite you to learn more about these opportunities to serve others under the PROGRAMS tab above.
The Web Please bookmark our website — — for all the current information, program activities, newsletter, and monthly events calendar for St. James Lutheran.

St. James Lutheran Church is a congregation of the SC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Our members are committed to sharing their spiritual and material blessings with others, both locally and globally.